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spy•hop



Pronunciation: (spī'hop"), [key]
n., v., -hopped, -hop•ping.
Animal Behav.

n.

a. a vertical half-rise out of the water performed by a whale in order to view the surroundings.
b. a springing bounce in tall grasses performed by certain land mammals, as foxes and wolves, to view the surroundings.

v.i.
to perform such a rise or bounce.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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